Thelma Lucille Caudill Bailey, 92, of Flatwoods, KY passed quietly among friends and family on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at Trinity Station Retirement Community in Flatwoods, KY.
Mrs. Bailey was born on July 13, 1922 in Flatwoods, KY, a daughter of the late Orville and Ida Mae McKenzie Caudill. She was also preceded in death by her loving husband of over sixty eight years, Howard Bailey; a son, Howard Michael Bailey, and two sisters: Loretta Bailey and Opal Keaton.
Mrs. Bailey was firstly, a mother to five children and the bookkeeper for Howard Bailey Construction. The most challenging part of the bookkeeping job was keeping Howard and the “Boys” in line. This is where she used her education from Ashland Business College. Her only weakness was the love of Cadillac cars. She was a member of Faith Christian Assembly in Flatwoods, KY, where she taught the children’s class for Sunday school and was secretary for the church for many years.
Mrs. Bailey is survived by three sons: J.P. and his wife, Nancy Bailey of Flatwoods, KY, Dwight and his wife, Cathy Bailey, also of Flatwoods, KY, and Mark and his wife, Alexis Bailey of Norfolk, VA; a daughter, Sheila and her husband, William Deborde of Flatwoods, KY; a daughter-in-law, Joyce Bailey of South Charleston, OH, 18 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.
The funeral was held Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Faith Christian Assembly in Flatwoods, KY, with Rev. Brent Bailey, Rev. Don Adkins, and Pastor Tim Osborne officiating.
A private committal service was performed at Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, KY by Rev. Jonathan L. Bailey.
In addition to flowers donations may be made to Trinity Station Retirement Community Activity Fund 2121 Argillite Road Flatwoods, KY 41139.
Bailey Family Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Raymond Perry “Ray” Ross, Jr., of Morehead, passed away after extended heath difficulties Monday afternoon, Feb. 16, 2015, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington.
An Ashland native, Ray was born Nov. 18, 1944, in Huntington, West Virginia, the son of the late Raymond Perry and Rhea Savage Ross.
Ray was retired from Morehead State University where he was Assistant Professor of Guitar for 27 years. In addition to teaching and overseeing MSU’s jazz guitar and electric bass students over the years, Ray also taught Music Theory, Class Guitar, Guitar Ensemble, Music Reading, and also assisted and guided students who required directed studies on an individual basis. Ray was a member of the MSU Faculty Jazz Ensemble, where he performed on guitar and sometimes bass, as well as writing several pieces they recorded and performed. Ray was a student favorite in the music faculty, keeping his coffee pot full and his door open. Ray was also instrumental in the creation and development in the traditional music program at MSU, which is now the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music located in Morehead, and includes a Minor in Traditional Music. Ray was also the faculty advisor for BUG, the Brotherhood of University Guitarists guitar student organization, where he hosted many gatherings famous for fellowship, spicy chili, and impromptu musical performances. Ray enjoys a teaching and musical legacy that includes many successful current songwriters and musicians in the Nashville area and well beyond.
Ray was an extremely accomplished musician in a variety of disciplines and on several instruments. In addition to guitar, Ray was an outstanding pianist and trombonist, performing professionally on all three, and also played drums, banjo, and bass. Ray performed with many nationally recognized recording artists including Roy Clark, Bobby Goldsboro, Michelle LeGrande, Buddy Rich, Smokey Robinson, Lena Horne, Merle Haggard, The Judds, Dottie West and many others. Beginning in his high school years at Russell High School, in Russell, where he graduated Ray has always maintained his own band which performed for private functions, concerts, and a multitude of other venues. He has also performed professionally with many former students, often staffing his band with current and former students. Several of Ray’s former students have gone on to successful song writing and publishing careers, as well as current and past performers with artists such as Kathy Mattea, Ricky Skaggs, Justin Moore, and Billy Ray Cyrus.
Ray attended Marshall University in Huntington for two years and later received his Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education at Pikeville College, in trombone performance. He helped support his family by playing music and serving as staff photographer to the college. From there he travelled to Denton, TX, where he studied trombone performance at North Texas State University and received his Masters of Music in Jazz Pedagogy and Performance. While at NTSU, Ray performed with the One O'clock Lab Band and recorded Lab '75 and Lab '76 (both recordings were Grammy finalists), and he performed as a regular member of the Ray Price Band, Jesse Lopez Show, The Tommy Loy Dixieland Band, and the Six flags Over Texas Dixie Band in addition to numerous other performances in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. In keeping with family tradition, Ray also served for two years as the Dallas Fort Worth area local Musicians Union’s business agent. Prior to attending college, Ray worked in the rigger’s shop at Armco Steel, Inc., in Ashland.
Ray is survived by his wife of 27 years, Karen Cassity Ross; two sons, Raymond P. “Rocky” Ross, III of Morehead, and Bradley Conrad Ross of Lexington; two step-daughters, Sheryl Ann Stern Ortega and Shelley Sluss Taliaferro, both of Morehead; one granddaughter, Megan (Brandon) Laycock of Florence; four step-grandchildren, Marco David Ortega II, Gabriel Alan Taliaferro, Faith Marie Taliaferro, and Madison Marie Ortega, all of Morehead; and three great-grandchildren, Kyli Kirkpatrick, Brynnlee Laycock, and Sofia Jade Ortega; a very special cousin, Daniel Norton, III of Lexington, and many students and others who have been “adopted” at some point in his life.
Services wereconducted Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, with the Rev. Molly Smothers officiating, both at Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals, 400 Fraley Drive, Morehead, KY.
Burial followed in Brown Cemetery.
Pallbearers were: Marco David Ortega II, Gabriel Alan Taliaferro, Matthew Morphew, Steve Leslie, Frank Oddis, and Tom Stephens.
Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105; (web) www.stjude.org; (phone) 800-805-5856
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Bill Selvage Sr., 71, of Raceland, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at his residence following a brief battle with cancer.
He was born Dec. 9, 1943, in Boyd County, a son of the late Wade and Janie Kirk Selvage. He was also preceded in death by six siblings, Verna May Risner, Mary Lou Kirk, Edna McGinnis, Lettie Kirk, Vivian Hutchinson and John Selvage.
He was a retired laborer with Laborers Local 1445 in Catlettsburg. Bill was very active in his community, having served on Raceland City Council for six years and as mayor for four. He loved to work with wood and having his family come to visit. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Surviving are his loving wife of 51 years, Patricia “Jodi” Patton Selvage; a daughter, Jerri (Mike) Womack of Raceland; a son, Billy (Amy) Selvage Jr. of Raceland; two brothers, George Selvage and Allen Selvage, both of Ashland; four grandchildren, Todd and Sarah Selvage and Michael and Will Womack; several nieces and nephews; and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law he considered family.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at Evans Funeral Home in Raceland by Roger Bonzo, pastor.
Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods.
Visitation for family and friends will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, at the funeral home.
Elmer F. Bergstrand, 90, of Russell, formerly of Beloit, Ohio, passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, in Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland.
Mr. Bergstrand was born Sept. 18, 1924, in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, a son of the late John and Sophia Bergstrand. Elmer was also preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Edith Hall Bergstrand, and a sister, Elin Boscariol.
Mr. Bergstrand was a member of Alliance Episcopal Church in Alliance, Ohio, and served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He retired as a machinist with B&W Research in Alliance.
He was a member of Grand Lodge F&AM; Sebring Lodge 626; Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of Ohio Canton Chapter 84; Knights Templar Canton Commandery 38; Ohio Grand Council Order of High Priesthood; Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Youngstown; Grand Council Royal and Select Masons of Ohio Canton Council 35; honorary member Glouster Masonic Lodge 607; Knight Masons of Dublin, Ireland; Shannon Council 28; and Order of the Eastern Star Palmy Chapter 114.
Survivors include his daughter, Karen L. Wolfe and husband Jim of Russell; sons Paul M. Bergstrand and wife Pam of Leesville, S.C., and Gary L. Bergstrand of Nelsonville, Ohio; a brother, Evi Bergstrand of Vancover, British Columbia, Canada; and grandchildren Rachael Miller and husband Mike, Lindsey Wolfe and Andrew Wolfe.
A memorial service will be at a later date. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery in Sebring, Ohio.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Steen Funeral Home-Central Avenue Chapel in Ashland.
Condolence may be sent to steenfuneralhome.com.
Cassandra Lorraine Schroeder 24, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Cabell Huntington Hospital in Huntington WV.
She was born in Huntington WV on September 19, 1990.
She is survived by a daughter, Gloria Jean Schroeder; her mother, Karen Sue (David Nelson) Hood of Lloyd; her father, Carl Hay and his wife Tina of Flatwoods; a maternal grandmother, Suzie Kay Hood of Greenup; a paternal grandmother, Edna Hay of Flatwoods; a brother, John Hay of Ashland; a sister, Christina Emery of Lexington and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held Friday, February 20, 2015 at Wright’s Funeral Home in Greenup KY by Dr. Tom Melvin.
Burial followed in the Brick Union Cemetery in Lloyd KY.
In lieu of flowers make donation to offset the cost of the funeral.
Online condolences may be made at www.wrightsfuneralhome.com.
Russell E. Cartee Jr., 75, died Feb. 15, 2015, at his home on East Tygart Road in Greenup County.
He was born July 26, 1939, in Greenup County, to the late Russell and Grace Cartee. He was also preceded in death by his sister and brother-in-law, Kathryn and Frank Secrest; and a daughter, Bethany Ann Cartee.
Survivors include his children and their spouses, Rusty and Jenni Cartee of Indianapolis, Ind.; Zack and Rae Cartee of Greenwood, Ind., and Josh and Hali Cartee of Richmond, Ind.; siblings William F. and Charlotte Cartee of Phoenix, Ariz., Bette Keen (the late Elby Keen) of Maloneton and Ronald and Diane Cartee of Ashland; grandchildren Chris, Jordan, Grace, Ramsey, Daniel and Lucas; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Maloneton Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 1156, South Shore, KY 41175 or to Liberty United Methodist Church, Ky. 2, Box 408, South Shore, KY 41175.
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Crawford Scott Stevenson, 53, of South Shore, went to be with his Heavenly Father, Feb. 18, 2015, in Paintsville.
He was born May 15, 1961, in Portsmouth, Ohio, a son of Anna Stevenson and the late James Little.
He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles Evans.
Scott was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Lloyd First Baptist Church, and he loved all of his church family and his earthly family very much.
Surviving are his mother, Anna Evans of Portsmouth, Ohio; two brothers, Keith Stevenson of Fort Myers, Fla., and Timothy Stevenson of Louisville; and a nephew, Jerrod Stevenson.
The funeral services were held Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Lloyd First Baptist Church with Pastor Jim Yates officiating.
Burial was in Mount Zion Cemetery in South Shore.
Roberson Funeral Home in South Shore in charge of services.
Condolences may be left for the family at robersonfuneral.com.
Katherine Skiver Duncan, 95, of South Shore, died Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in Hempstead Manor in Portsmouth, Ohio.
She was born April 27, 1919, in Greenup County, a daughter of the late Herbert Skiver and Cora French Skiver.
She was also preceded in death by her husband, Woodrow Duncan, in 1992; two brothers, Homer Skiver and Carl Skiver; two sisters, Dora Skiver and Bessie Quillen; and two grandsons, Robert Lawson Jr. and Timothy Lawson.
She was a former beautician and was a member of the First Baptist Church in South Shore.
She is survived by a daughter, Marilyn (Jim) Richards of South Shore; a sister, Mabel Bruce of Lexington; a grandson, Rick (Connie) Lawson of South Shore; four great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Morton Funeral Home in South Shore by Ralph Clay.
Burial followed in Mount Zion Cemetery in South Shore.
Condolences may be sent to mortonfh.com.
Neva Boyles Greathouse, 79, of Alcorn Road, Greenup, KY, passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at her home.
Mrs. Greathouse was born February 1, 1936 in Greenup a daughter of the late Howard and Lucy Davis Boyles.
She was preceded in death by her husband Millard Greathouase, several brothers and sisters and a great-grandson Ethan Craft.
She is survived by Three sons: Wendell (Joann) Greathouse, Tim (Denise) Greathouse, and Darrell (Jennifer) Greathouse all of Greenup, KY; Two daughters, Debra (Thomas) Blevins and Teresa (Robert) Boggs all of Greenup. One sister: Juanita Gullett of Wurtland, KY; Nine grandchildren, and 15 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, February 23, 2015 at Reed Funeral Home in Greenup by Brother Danny Brown and Brother Tim French.
Burial was in the Siloam Cemetery.
Peggy Othea Howerton, 89, of Louisville, Kentucky formerly of Lexington, Kentucky went to be with the Lord, Sunday February 15, 2015 at Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Russell, Kentucky.
Peggy was born March 19, 1925 as a Middleton but was raised in the Tallby family.
She was of the Christian faith.
She was a homemaker and worked at the St. Matthews Target in Louisville for 20 years.
Peggy had a giving heart and took care of many homebound friends.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband Euell Bryan Howerton, One son Ewell Sonny Graydon Howerton, One daughter Barbara Dale, One brother Graydon, One sister Jewel.
She is survived by two sons Michael Howerton, Crestwood, Kentucky and John ( Deena) Howerton, Greenup, Kentucky; one Grandson Michael Devin Howerton, Greenup.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Donna and Brian Glass of the Glass House Family Care for the love and care they provided.
A graveside service was conducted Friday, February 20, 2015 at Louisville Memorial Gardens East in Louisville, Kentucky.
Reed Funeral Home in Greenup, in charge of services.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301
Condolences may be made at www.reedfuneralhome.us